Jacinda Ardern documentary being made by award-winning US filmmakers

A "very raw" Hollywood documentary about Dame Jacinda Ardern is being made, it has been announced.

The documentary, from the filmmakers who made the Jessica Chastain-starring drama The Eyes of Tammy Faye and the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water, will follow Ardern "from the moment she receives the Labour Party nomination to the birth of her child to her resignation in 2023", according to US entertainment trade magazine Variety.

The filmmakers have also said the movie will provide "a very raw and personal point of view of politics in our time".

Ardern herself is backing the film, telling the NZ Herald it had her "support" as "the producers have not sought or used Film Commission funding and that was important to me".

Madison Wells CEO and the film's producer Gigi Pritzker said Ardern was an "inspiration".

"We are so proud that our first doc chronicles the life of the extraordinary Jacinda Ardern. Her uniquely empathetic and inclusive leadership style has been and continues to be an inspiration to people everywhere, including me. This is exactly the kind of empowering, moving and boundary-pushing story we tell here at Madison Wells."

It is believed the film will be released in 2025.

The documentary is the second film to be made of Ardern's life.

In March this year, Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga/the New Zealand Film Commission revealed it would contribute $800,000 towards a documentary about Ardern.

That film, yet to be titled, has a total cost of $3.2 million, but the Commission said at the time it had "significant" international and local investment.

However, the documentary was slammed by the right-wing TaxPayers Union whose spokesperson Jordan Williams alleged it was "taxpayer funded propaganda".

It is believed the New Zealand made documentary will release sometime in 2025.

In March 2021, Australian actress Rose Byrne was attached to a feature film in which she was to portray Ardern during the March 15 terrorist attack, entitled They Are Us, from Kiwi writer Andrew Niccol.

However, widespread condemnation and a leaking of the script led to it being seemingly cancelled just months later in June.